Friday, April 29, 2011

CFP: The Transformation of the World Steel Industry

"The Transformation of the World Steel Industry from the Twentieth Century to the Present" aims to examine the transformations that have occurred in all areas of the industry, encouraging a multidisciplinary and comparative reflection about the origins and forms of those changes. The approach will be essentially historical, but the conference is also open to other disciplines such as geography, economics, business administration, sociology, and engineering. Supported by the Association Internationale d'Histoire Contemporaine de l'Europe (AIHCE), the conference is divided into two parts differing in terms of orientation, dates, and location. Presentations will be in French or English, without translation, according to the speaker’s choice.
   The first part of the symposium, which will take place May 24-25, 2012, in Le Creusot (home of the Académie François Bourdon), will deal with global questions, whereas the second part, taking place September 13-14, 2012, in Luxembourg, will focus more specifically on the European dimension. The results of both sessions will be published in the conference proceedings.
   Proposals for papers, either in French or in English , should not exceed 2,000-2,500 characters. Proposals can be made specifically to one of the two sessions, or left to the judgement of the Scientific Committee. An electronic copy and a CV must be sent to the following three addresses no later than September 1, 2011:
Charles Barthel: Charles.Barthel@cere.etat.lu
Ivan Kharaba: kharaba.afb@wanadoo.fr
Philippe Mioche: philippe.mioche@univ-provence.fr
   The organizers also intend to devote half a day of the Luxembourg session to a workshop for young researchers (doctoral or postdoctoral students). Complete papers proposed for this session (maximum 25,000-30,000 characters) in French or in English, accompanied by a CV, should be submitted to the addresses above by December 31, 2011.
   For full information about the themes of the two meetings and other organizational details, please see the full call for papers.